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Joe Gruters snaps back at Chris Sununu tax increase accusation

'This is actually the largest tax decrease in the history of Florida.'. The head of Florida’s Republican Party pushed back on criticism from New Hampshire’s GOP Governor about new tax policy here. “This has been an existing tax forever,” said Joe Gruters, chairman of the Republican party of Florida, of...
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State Senator Joe Gruters quarantines after wife contracts COVID

Republican State Senator Joe Gruters is quarantining after his wife contracts COVID-19. According to the Herald-Tribune, Gruters said he left the state Capitol on Tuesday after learning of Sydney Gruters’ diagnosis. Under guidelines followed by the state Senate, Gruters is expected to stay away from the Legislature until at least next week.
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Sarasota Republican Sen. Joe Gruters leaves Capitol for home after COVID-19 contact

TALLAHASSEE – Sarasota Republican Sen. Joe Gruters, chair of the Florida GOP, was quarantining at home Wednesday after his wife contracted COVID-19. Gruters said he left the state Capitol on Tuesday after learning of Sydney Gruters’ diagnosis. Under guidelines followed by the state Senate, Gruters is expected to stay away from the Legislature until at least next week – if he continues to test negative for the virus.
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Code snitch? Joe Gruters pinch hits as anonymous complaint ban advances in SenateScreenshot image via The Florida Channel.

Jennifer Bradley's bill had a little extra help. In the future, those who want to snitch on a neighbor may have to make their identities known. On Wednesday, Sen. Jennifer Bradley’s bill (SB 60) requiring code complainants to put their names on their claims cleared the Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee.
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Intersection: CPAC; Joe Gruters; Anna Eskamani

Stay tuned in to our local news coverage: Listen to 90.7 WMFE on your FM or HD radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” and you’ll be connected. Podcast: Play in new window | Download. The Conservative Political Action Conference takes place in...
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Jackpot: Joe Gruters wants bigger payouts for Florida bingo players

Legislation could also allow digital games to be played. The winnings for bingo could soon grow bigger in Florida. Sen. Joe Gruters filed legislation Tuesday to hike the cap on instant bingo prizes. The bill (SB 840) would also establish regulations for electronic bingo cards in Florida. As far as...
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Anti-vaxxer rally with Anthony Sabatini, Joe Gruters “delayed” until March

Instead of two smaller events, the group will host one large rally. A rally opposing mandated vaccines has been rescheduled tentatively until March. The event, organized by Florida Stands United For Freedom, was originally scheduled for Wednesday. The decision came less than two weeks after one of the headline speakers,...
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Joe Gruters re-elected Chairman of Florida GOP

He won a second term unanimously as a state meeting in Orlando. Joe Gruters won reelection unanimously to a second term as chairman for the Republican Party of Florida. Speaking immediately after Gov. Ron DeSantis at an annual meeting for the state party at Rosen Single Creek in Orlando, Gruters praised the volunteers and committee members who helped the party outpace Democrats in voter registration and turnout this year. “This is why we won in Florida,” he said. “And won big!”
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Does Joe Gruters have a clear path to reelection as Florida GOP chair?

He might not be everyone’s favorite, but so far opposition is lacking. Heading into Election Day, Joe Gruters’ future running the Republican Party of Florida seemed dependent on Donald Trump’s reelection. And while the President lost, he won the Sunshine State by a Florida landslide. Now, Gruters prepares for a...
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Joe Gruters files bill protecting anti-vaxxers from discrimination

The Sarasota Senator stressed he supports taking the vaccine, but doesn’t want stores demanding proof. Sen. Joe Gruters wants everyone who can to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, but businesses better not start discriminating against those who don’t. The Sarasota Republican filed legislation (SB 364) Tuesday that would prohibit discrimination “on...
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Joe Gruters wants to snuff out smoking on Florida’s beaches

The Sarasota Republican says tourists will flock to butt-free beaches. Sen. Joe Gruters rekindled his effort to restrict smoking on Florida’s top beaches. “Time to get the butts off the beach!” Gruters told Florida Politics. It’s not the sandy fannies immortalized on many a Florida postcard, but the tobacco products that so often end up discarded in the sand.